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Digital Modes in Coshocton

This is a new page on our website devoted to the digital modes. Here we explain some of the current digital modes that memebers are using for ARES (emergency services), and for everyday contacts. Some of the many modes include: PSK-31, RTTY, Olivia 8-500, MT63, APRS, (and even CW {the very first digital mode}).

We will try to list links and info. to help out the digital ham.

Coshocton Digital Net

Join us on the 147.045 Repeater every Sunday to experiment and learn about the digital modes. The net meets at about 9:20PM local (right after the voice CCARA Net. The net uses both voice and digital modes (particularly using the FLdigi application.)

Digital Nets on HF

The following lists some of the nets in Ohio and across the country that use the digital modes:


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HF Digital Nets

Net Frequency Digital Mode Day Time Purpose
OHDEN 3.585MHz Olivia 8-500 Tuesday 7:45PM Local Ohio Digital Em. Net
International SATERN Digital 14.065MHz Olivia 8-500 Saturday 1PM Local Salvation Army Net
Minnasota ARES Digital Net 3.585MHzOlivia 8-500 Thursday To Be announced Minn ARES

Note: All of these nets have been accessed by Coshocton Stations.

How to Configure FLDIGI

Warren WX8OH has found a very good set of tutorials on setting up and using fldigi and flmsg. It is by Rick Frost K4REF. He does a very complete job of guiding you through the set up and operation of this digital platform. They are found on youtube, and the one on configuration is found Here. You can also search youtube for Rick's videos by his callsign, K4REF.

These videos are helpful even if you have been using fldigi for awhile.

Useful Link from the UK

Here is a very intersting and informative link originating in the United Kingdom. Take a look at: Digital Modes Waterfall

Fldigi

The source for this popular digital program written by W1HKJ can be found at the Source Forge website. The program is free. There are actually several programs that work together; fldigi,flmsg, flwrap, and flamp. These all can be found on the above webpage. There are several versions of each dedicated to an individual operating platform, so get the one for your system. The latest version of each should be represented on that page.

There is also a very nice online user manual that is good reading letting you know how to set things up, and how to use the program. It is found at W1HKJ's own website

Fldigi for Android Devices

The popular FLDIGI application is available for android devices. With this, you can operate digital modes using your cell phone and HT, tablet and mobile, or whatever android device and rig you have! Click HERE for a good article by AB8SV on how to get and use the Android app.

Fldigi Latest Version

The latest version of fldigi is: fldigi-4.0.12, updated on: October 28,2017
The latest version of flmsg is: 4.0.3, updated on: July 19, 2017

Again, Click on the Source Forge website to download the latest version.